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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. Weíll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, weíve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weíve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beerís likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. Thereís about a two finger head after the pour, but it isnít long before itís just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom. Smell: I first thought it really smelled like womanís shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer. Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. Itís odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, Iím not complaining. The Citra (I believe theyíre Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- itís when itís at its best, I think.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smithld1 (142) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Keg. Not really a fan. Looks good, tastes like lager. Fairly pointless drop

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8088) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Shepís bush. A dark orange coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is sweet floral berry, light jammy fruits, Honey, hint of lemon. Flavour is semi sweet, honey, berry fruit, blackberry, crisp pithy lemon. Palate is semi sweet with frothy crisp carbonation. Decent pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Nose: Grapefruit, lemon, orange, and caramel as it warms Appearance: brilliant amber with a soapy and sudsy head that lingers Taste: mostly a mellow sweet, with buttery caramel malts bubblegum and bittersweet citrus thatís clean with a touch of a caramel and bread crust finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Bradleys. Clear gold with no head. Citrus hops with some sweet malts. Surprisingly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is all fruit, taste is light bitterness with some sweetness with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1793) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Can 33cl. Poured into a shaker. Clear medium to deep amber, small foamy off-white head, mostly diminishing, patchy lacing; aroma pale malts, lemon, grapefruit, some pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, citrusy, bit piney, grassy hops; lingering bittersweet aftertaste, light spicy note; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; pleasant and solid example of a mild apa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (814) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
355 ml bottle into shaker. Slightly hazy bronze beer with thin white sudsy head. A few tiny bubbles ascend. A slight zinginess, lingering finish. A bit fruity, a touch of malt, some subtle hop touchs. This is a beer that develops with every swallow. As it warms more flavours appear. But itís so easy drinking Iíve finished it! Shouldíve bought two........

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrGGen (330) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2016
Versa di colore dorato scuro con schiuma lieve e bianca non molto durevole. Aroma floreale o erbaceo molto "primaverile" se vogliamo. In bocca Ť altrettanto floreale ben bilanciata con líamaro del luppolo.Secca e liscia il giusto. Gradevole e soddisfacente.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1735) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Hop herbal spice aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt soapy hop herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle(1-May-16)Grapefruit herb aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Grapefruit malt flavour.Grape herbal soap finish&sweet malt aftertaste.


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